Those eligible for the savings accounts under his bill would be military families whose children are in school districts receiving Impact Aid. Those wishing to forgo public schooling in favor of the savings accounts would see $2,500 a year, or $4,500 for those in highly impacted areas.
Republicans’ effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act foundered last year and bipartisan negotiations have gone nowhere fast since then. So farm state lawmakers seeking to address rural health care are turning to a familiar piece of legislation — the farm bill.
Because the bills were passed by lawmakers last week on the final day of the legislative session, potential override votes cannot take place.
The every-five-years-or-so legislation represents a sprawling reauthorization of federal agriculture programs that govern policies from land conservation to rural broadband expansion. This year’s version will likely even throw in some rural health care pieces.